Director of the Burke Scholarship Program
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The Burke Foundation and Marquette University are pleased to offer the Burke Scholarship Program, a full-tuition scholarship for Wisconsin high school students who have a passion for social justice and a commitment to serve others. This full-tuition scholarship is awarded annually to 10 academically talented Wisconsin high school seniors who exhibit leadership, have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community, and aspire to pursue careers that benefit the public good. Scholarship recipients may also receive a stipend for living expenses based on their financial need.
The Burke Scholarship Program is an intensive program that links academics, career goals and engagement with the community in order to deepen scholars’ abilities as change-makers and active citizens. A significant part of the program is the commitment to serve 10 hours of community service per week during each academic semester (equal to 300 hours of community service per academic year). Additionally, the program includes weekly seminars, leadership development, peer and staff support, and extracurricular activities that are immersed in the Milwaukee community and the spirit of Jesuit education.
The full-tuition scholarship and need-based housing stipend are renewable each year of the recipient’s four-year (eight-semester) undergraduate program provided the recipient maintains good academic standing, meets program requirements and lives on campus all four years.